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Mass protests planned for Sunday in support of June 30 Front: Tamarod

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Tamarod calls on Egyptians to respond to recent clashes and stand in solidarity with the June 30 Front

Thousands of opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi pray during a protest calling for his ouster at Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square on June 30, 2013.  (AFP Photo)

Thousands of opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi pray during a protest calling for his ouster at Cairo’s landmark Tahrir Square on June 30, 2013.
(AFP Photo)

By Manar Mohsen

The Tamarod campaign has called for mass protests on Sunday evening in support of the 30 June uprising that toppled former president Mohammed Morsi.

The group released a statement on Saturday that solidifies its plea for a continuation of the protests in Tahrir Square and the presidential palace until concrete steps are taken toward fulfilling the 30 June Front’s demands.

“The president has been removed but the revolution is still ongoing, and we will remain in these two areas until our demands are met,” Ahmed Salem, a protester and Tamarod coordinator, said.

According to Salem, this is a precautionary measure against a repeat of the shortcomings of the January 25th Revolution, where protesters left Tahrir once former president Mubarak resigned on 11 February.

He also added that the call comes in light of the clashes that occurred in Cairo and Alexandria on Friday where a group of pro-Morsi protesters allegedly attacked anti-Morsi demonstrations. The Health Ministry reported that Friday’s clashes across Egypt left at least 36 dead and over a thousand injured.

“It is a necessary call for protest that is at the right time because of what the Muslim Brotherhood is doing, which is attacking anti-Morsi protesters once their numbers dwindle,” said Salem, who has been camping out and was part of the clashes in Tahrir.

Marches scheduled for Sunday are to convene at 4pm and proceed toward one of the two locations at 5pm. Protesters have been called to gather at Mustafa Mahmoud, Istiqama and Sayeda Zeinab mosques to march to Tahrir; and from Al-Nour mosque and Al-Higaz Square toward the presidential palace.


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